Somewhere, in one of our workshops right now, the future is taking shape. We are constantly working to redefine the way clothing and footwear transforms the pitch, court or course. This is what drives us: the feeling of discovery and the urge to innovate. When we create a product that makes our hearts beat faster, we know we’re onto something.

If this sounds inspiring, you might be one of us: Someone who loves to create the present, as well as shape the future. There’s a reason adidas has been at the forefront of defining sport for more than 60 years: We never stand still. Everyday, we work to improve everything we create.

At adidas, interesting, amazing and inspiring aren’t just ideas. They are what we do every single day.

Purpose :

• Develop industry leading creative solutions for assigned concept or category, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell in to sellout (consumer-facing)

Job Profile:

• Lead the creative development for campaign or category across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital to motion
• Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, or brand briefs
• Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling
• Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus
• Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence from sellin to sellout (consumer-facing)
• Direct a variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, photographers, etc) on development of creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence
• May lead, mentor and administrate a team of internal direct reports
• Review and approve production stages of final creative execution
• Maximise results within given budget and timeframes
• Participate in the creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies
• Present and communicate objective creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders
• Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects
• Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results

Key Relationships:

• Design Directors, Creative Directors
• Product Designers
• Brand Communications
• Retail, C2C
• Product Teams
• External Creative Resources (agencies, freelancers, photographers, etc)
• Design Operations

Your Profile:

• IT skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook
• Design apps: expert
• Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals
• Art Direction of large scale product and athlete/celebrity photoshoots, pre-press reviews and approvals
• Language: English: excellent

Another European language: fluent

• Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
• Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
• At least 8 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level
• Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
• Passion for adidas and it’s mission
• Passion for sports, culture, design